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Video: Audi RS 6 does AWD donuts, then shatters driveline

Like us, you’ve probably wondered what it would be like to swing some crazy AWD donuts in the Audi RS 6 Avant powerhouse. Fortunately, you no longer have to wonder what it would be like. And judging by this video, it might not be all the smiles you thought it would be.

A video has surfaced on social media showing a current C7-shape Audi RS 6 Avant trying to performance some tight hellies in a big open car park in the wet. After not really nailing the first attempt, the driver tries for a second round before the car starts to spin on a dime in AWD fashion.

It’s at this point where things start go pear-shaped. About at the point where the RS 6 really gets into the rhythm of it, something big breaks. It sounds like a major part of the transmission or driveline gives way, while a plume of blue smoke steams from under the driver’s area.

In factory form the current C7-generation RS 6 uses a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 to generate an impressive 412kW and 700Nm. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes a claim 3.9 seconds. In the case of the Performance variant, power is lifted to 445kW and 0-100km/h takes just 3.7 seconds. This is all sent through a quattro all-wheel drive system with an eight-speed tiptronic (torque convertor) transmission.

It’s not clear what happened exactly, and there is a chance this car has been modified to some degree. However, dreams of doing AWD donuts in an RS 6 Avant are probably not what they are all cracked up to be. Take a look below.


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